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Zoe Murphy Appeal Fund committee thank local businesses for support

Zoe Murphy Appeal Fund committee thank local businesses for support

The Zoe Murphy Appeal Fund committee, aka Zoe’s Black and White Army, have acknowledged the generosity of the management and staff of Boyd’s Stores, Clanbrassil Centre, Dundalk and CBD Network Ireland Ltd in sponsoring their collection tins in aid of Zoe.

The group have also extended their thanks to Mullen’s Takeaway, Roden Place, Dundalk for allowing the committee to place a collection bucket on their premises, which has proven to be extremely successful to date.

The Zoe Murphy Appeal is a campaign to raise funds for local two year old Zoe Murphy.

Zoe is Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and has a PVL brain injury and as a result suffers with spasticity and restricted movement. Following Zoe’s recent introduction to CBD Oil this amazing little girl has now begun communicating with her family(Zoe was previously non-verbal), taking steps with the aid of a walker and interacting with her siblings in a way previously thought unlikely.

Little Zoe was born with quadriplegia and later diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 21 months old. It had been feared she would remain in a wheelchair for life but, as revealed by Talk of the Town last month, she has seen a vast improvement since starting to use CBD oil two months ago.

Zoe is now able to communicate with her family, take steps with the aid of a walker and interact with her siblings in a way previously thought unlikely.

The change has been branded as “amazing” by her parents Lynda Bannon and Eamonn Murphy and such has been the improvement that Zoe is now eligible for life changing surgery in America that could improve her standard of life even further.

Zoe with her parents, Lynda Bannon and Eamon Murphy, after receiving the collection tins from Boyd’s

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy aims to selectively destroy problematic nerve roots in the spinal cord – potentially eradicating spasticity as Zoe’s bones/muscles continue to grow.

That surgery will cost €100,000 with the Zoe Murphy Appeal Fund Committee set up to help reach that goal.

Secretary Oliver Morgan said: “It is essential that Zoe receives this life changing operation and we are thrilled to receive this wonderful support from Paul and his staff in Boyd’s Stores, CBD Network Ireland Ltd and Mullen’s Takeaway in Roden Place. We would also like to acknowledge the efforts of our treasurer Eugene Garvey in securing the support of Boyd’s Stores.

“We have also received tremendous support from Dundalk FC and their manager, Stephen Kenny, who so generously gave up their time recently to meet with Zoe and pose for photographs on the pitch of Oriel Park.

“It is hoped to have a collection tin in every business throughout Dundalk and County Louth in the very near future. I would call on all businesses to come on board with us and help promote Zoe`s case. We will acknowledge all support received in any of our future publications. We are delighted with the amount of support that we have received so far, the family and the committee can’t thank the public enough for their ongoing support.”

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